Language:  Malay

Population of Groups Speaking

24,926,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

41

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Map Notes
Primary Language
(41 people groups)
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Acehnese Malaysia 89,000
 Bajau Bukit, Papar Malaysia 2,100
 Banjarese, Banjar Malay Malaysia 28,000
 Batu Punan Malaysia 1,300
 Bazaar Low Malay Creole Singapore 11,000
 Belitung Indonesia 115,000
 Buginese Malaysia 152,000
 Malay United Arab Emirates 28,000
 Malay Australia 180,000
 Malay Myanmar (Burma) 27,000
 Malay Canada 2,600
 Malay Cambodia 17,000
 Malay Comoros 1,000
 Malay Denmark 800
 Malay China, Hong Kong 15,000
 Malay Indonesia 3,274,000
 Malay Japan 9,700
 Malay Korea, South 9,700
 Malay Christmas Island 400
 Malay Madagascar 35,000
 Malay Netherlands 1,600
 Malay Malaysia 13,800,000
 Malay New Zealand 21,000
 Malay Saudi Arabia 18,000
 Malay Singapore 556,000
 Malay Taiwan 21,000
 Malay United States 20,000
 Malay Yemen 49,000
 Malay, Cocos Islands Malaysia 6,100
 Malay, Ketapang Indonesia 311,000
 Malay, Malaysian Ireland 3,500
 Malay, Malaysian United Kingdom 60,000
 Malay, Pontianak Indonesia 322,000
 Malay, Riau Singapore 17,000
 Malay, Riau Indonesia 1,894,000
 Malay, Sambas Indonesia 508,000
 Malay, Sumatera North Indonesia 2,283,000
 Minangkabau, Orang Negeri Malaysia 989,000
 Orang Kanaq Malaysia 200
 Tamiang Indonesia 46,000
 Temoq Malaysia 800
  Totals:  41     40
Secondary Language
(4 people groups)
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Bangka Indonesia 444,000
 Kelabit Indonesia 800
 Kelabit Malaysia 6,000
 Malayali, Malayalam Malaysia 365,000
  Totals:  4     1

Language Alternate Names
Akit
Bahasa Daerah
Bahasa Malayu
Bahasa Melayu
coastal Jambi
Coastal Terengganu
Colloquial Malay
Informal Malay
Jugra-Muar-Melaka-Johor
Kapuas Hulu
Landak
Local Malay
Lubu
Malayu
Northwestern Kalimantan
Orang Hulu
Orang Kuala
Pahang
Riau islands
Riau islands (Sea Tribe dialects)
Riau Mainland
S
Sakai
Sanggau
Sarawak (Sarawak Malay)
Sarawak Malay
Sea Tribe dialects
Sekadau
Sintang
Southeast Island
Tamiang

Dialects
Akit
Bangka
Belitung
Bulongan
Coastal Jambi
Coastal Terengganu
Daya
Deli
Inland Terengganu
Jugra-Muar-Melaka-Johor
Kapuas Hulu
Kelantan
Ketapang
Landak
Lengkayap
Malay
Mali
Mentuka
Northwestern Kalimantan
Paga Alam
Pahang
Pontianak
Riau
Riau islands
Riau Mainland
Sakai
Sambas
Sanggau
Sarawak
Sekadau
Sintang
Southeast Island
Southwestern Coastal Kalimantan
Sukadana
Tamiang
Tanjung Raja
Tebang
Tembaga
Upstream Western Kalimantan
West Borneo Coast Malay

Dialect Alternate Names
Bahasa Bangka
Bulongan Malay
Colloquial Malay
Deli Malay
Doih
Johor
Local Malay
Malay
Malay: Bangka
Malay: Belitung
Malay: Daya
Malay: Riau
Malay: Ritok
Malay: Sambas
Malay: Sarawak
Malayisch
Malayu
Melayu Bangka
Melayu Sambas
Melayu: Bulongan
Melayu: Daya
Melayu: Paga Alam
Melayu: Pontianak
Melayu: Riau
Melayu: Sambas
Melayu: Tanjung Raja
Mentuka-Doih
Riouw-lingga
Ritok
Sarawak
Sarawak Malay
Siantan
Tobak
Toba'k


Bible Translation Year / Status
Bible Portions 1629-1932
New Testament 1668-1974
Complete Bible 2015

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